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My clock says 1:20 AM. By all means, I should be quite tired. Instead, I'm running on pure adrenaline because I just witnessed one of the most bonkers moments in the history of live broadcast television. Let's backtrack. The 89th Academy Awards, whether you agreed with the winners or not, were going fairly smoothly. And then, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, Hollywood’s original Bonnie and Clyde, came out to announce the most important award of the...
La La Land, or, A Slap in the Face La La Land does not need any more praise, backlash, awards, hot takes, hotter takes, hottest takes, nuclear takes, nor further attention of any kind. BK Mag has already done its part and run a review of La La Land, and I’m not here to write another one. The movie is impressive and affecting and Damien Chazelle is a very exciting filmmaker. I enjoyed watching the...
How can you be a revolutionary when you’re such a traditionalist? The traditionalist being charged here is Sebastian, a jazz pianist who walks the streets of modern day Los Angeles in two-tone wingtips, clinging to the past from head to toe. Played by Ryan Gosling in the new film La La Land, he shrugs off the accusation, which is just as well: the question is really directed at the ambitions of the film itself, an...

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